"Observational drawing underlies every painting that I make. Looking and drawing, gazing and drawing – without prejudice, is like seeing something for the first time with the urgency of a last and final glance.”

Charlotte Verity is an observational painter who draws on the natural world for her motifs. The paintings arise from the immediate surroundings of her London garden and are painted on the spot, either outside or in the studio. Despite the fleeting nature of what she depicts the paintings develop slowly and have a suggestion of deep space and the wider world.


1954 Born in Germany, RAF Wegberg
1973-77 Slade School of Fine Art
1977 Slade Prize and Boise Travelling Scholarship
1995 Towner Gallery Residency,  Eastbourne
2001 Teaching at The Royal Drawing School, London
2010 Artist in residence, Garden Museum, London
2011 Portrait commission Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
2016 A monograph, Charlotte Verity, published by Ridinghouse
2019 Lives and works in London

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Seasons' Ebb, New Art Centre, Wiltshire
2018 In Their Garden, Garden Museum, London
2016 New Paintings, Purdy Hicks, London
2015 Midwinter Spring, Boat House Gallery, Flatford
2012 North House Gallery,  Manningtree
2011 Garden Museum,  London
2007 London Garden, Browse and Darby,  London
2002 New Work, Browse and Darby,  London
1998 Browse and Darby,  London
1990 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London
1988 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London
1984 Anne Berthoud Gallery,  London

Group Exhibitions

2019 Drawing Biennial 2019, The Drawing Room, London
2018 Cure3 (Cure Cubed), Bonhams, London
The Artist's Garden, The Corn Hall, Diss
The River Runs Through Us, Boat House Gallery, Flatford
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2017 Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Gli Amici Pittori di Londra, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo
2016 Vital Signs, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa
Drawings from the Royal Drawing School, Christie's, New York
2015 Segni di Londra, Fondazione Bottari Lattes, Monforte d’Alba, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks, London
Vital Signs, Clifford Chance Gallery, London
2014 Of Green Leaf, Bird & Flower - Artists' Books and the Natural World,
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut
2013 Floriculture - Flowers, Love and Money, Garden Museum, London
ING Discerning Eye, (Prize Winner) Mall Galleries, London
2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2010 Inspired by Soane, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2007 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (invited artist)
2005 Raised Awareness, Tate Modern + tour
2004 Charlotte Verity Paintings and Romilly Saumarez Smith Jewellery,
Mile End Road, London
2003 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries,  London (invited artist)
2002 Starting a Collection, Art First, London
1999 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
The Equinox, The Cairn Gallery, Gloucesteshire
1993 Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition,
Mall Galleries, London
1992 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery,  London
1988 The British Picture, LA Louver Gallery,  Venice CA
A Personal Choice: Artists & Drawings Selected by Jeffery Camp,
Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London
1987 John Moores Exhibition 17, Walker Art Gallery,  Liverpool
Raab Gallery, Berlin
1985 Still Life, New Life, Harris Museum & Art Gallery + tour
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1983 Drawings, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
1982 Portraits & Self Portraits, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London
1981 3rd Tolly Cobbold National Exhibition Collected Works,
Eastern Arts Association, Gainsborough’s House,  Suffolk
1980 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
John Moores Exhibition 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Public Collections

Arthur Anderson and Co.
Arts Council of England
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Deutsche Bank
Eastern Arts Association
Electra Investment Trust
Garden Museum, London
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Paintings in Hospitals, UK
Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London
St. George’s Hospital, London
Sir John Soane's Museum, London
Stanhope Properties
Tate Education
University College London
Westminster School